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Feb 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
two top u.s. presidents, richard nixon and dwight eisenhower. here in the u.s., there has been a fierce debate over taxing sugary sodas and junk food. we are not alone. james has more on the fight in britain. >> and britons are getting better -- and bigger. more than one of four adults are obese and fatty foods and drinks are a reason why. doctors say it is one of the greatest threats to public health in the 20th century, contributing to diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer. more fizzy drinks are being sold and ever before with sodas making up more than half of the total amount. the government must take action by stopping on a tax which will push prices up by at least 20%. >> they are just water and sugar and calories. let's put a tax on those and tried to encourage people to drink more coffee drinks. >> it is not just fizzy pops that doctors have in their sights. they want to see fewer fast-food outlets near schools, a ban on the fatty food advertising before 9:00 p.m.. drink manufacturers say that they are not to blame for a bloated britain. soft drinks contribute just 2% to dai
Feb 16, 2013 10:15am EST
the policy decisions made by president eisenhower, and he argues he saved america during the cold war. mr. thomas is just about to be introduced. >> i'm laura, and, today, there's 36 authors speaking in six different venues around the square, and all authors sign their books at the book sales tent in the middle of the square following the presentation. part of the proceeds from the book festival and this book sale goes to support next year's festival so we hope you'll visit the tent, pick up books, meet the authors, and have the books sign. all the events today are free of charge and open to the public thanks to the support of the city of savannah, the department of culture affairs, the festival sponsors, and if you enjoyed today's presentation, there's an opportunity to make a donation as you exit in the back. can you take a moment to check your cell phones are silent or turned off. c-span's booktv is broadcasting this live to the nation today. we cherish their support. be on your best behavior, and give c-span a round of applause. this is sponsored by mr. and mrs. jack ramona, and e
Feb 25, 2013 3:00pm EST
be dwight eisenhower and richard nixon. war hero and then seen as the master of the political dark arts. let's call it a complicated personal and professional relationship that lasted nearly two decades from nixon's placement on the republican ticket to eisenhower's death, just after nixon finally won the presidency on his own in 1968. politically, it made in nearly ruined nixon's career. perhaps the perfect example is this gem where nixon is running for president in 1960 and dwight eisenhower then president is asked about the vp's influence in the white house. >> i wondered if you could give us an example of a major idea of his that you adopted as the final -- >> if you give me a week i might think of one. i don't remember. >> oh. ouch. >> imagine obama doing that if biden's trying to replace him. devastating. that was a political ad for jfk and nearly beat nixon that year and win the presidency and that is just the beginning of the story. jeffrey frank gone to great lengths to document and piece together this complicated relationship in "ike and dick." he is also a senior editor
Feb 2, 2013 9:00am EST
journalists, and military industrial complex delivered by president eisenhower during his final presidential address to the american public in 1961. this is a little under an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much. i've been playing around with words for a long time, and i think when i was a kid, one of my -- i wasn't that athletic, and i wasn't that, you know, smart in various ways, but i could always go home and memorize a couple words, so i would learn words like apathetic and things like that. you know, for a third grader, it was a lot of fun. and as i got to be an older person, i got really fascinated by doing some tricks with words. one of my favorite exercises was one time i was, when my kids were young, you know, they worshiped the guinness book of world records, and, um, in those days in order to get in the guinness book, you had to either eat a bicycle or push a peanut across iowa with your nose. and i was looking at the guinness book, and i came upon the word that had the most meanings in english which was set. it had 137 meanings, you know, set of numbers, set of te
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
ladies that approve all menus and everything, such as mrs. eisenhower and mrs. kennedy. that sort of detail. but there are other people who really carry that low. but it's the two of them together that's the head of the whole business. it's a pretty lonely house without a first lady. host: to help kick off our series about first ladies, their image and their role and includes the white house. we're getting your take iris in michigan. caller: hi. my husband had a title but i was his wife. whenever i did i did. it worked out successfully. i don't think that much attention should be paid to the first lady's fashion. no more focus is on her. it is nice if she has something to do. it should not interfere or intrude on the president's job. it is a job. i like what jackie kennedy did. she refurbished the white house. i think her role is of a wife. i do not feel her politics matter to the country. if she wants to do something good, that's great. adon't think they should get more focused than the wives of other people who have good jobs, better jobs, or in between. and take care of the fam
Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
happens. a starting point for me has to the eisenhower and everyone is familiar with a farewell address from 1961, the warning about the military-industrial complex. i was a student at johns hopkins in 1961 and the president happened to be his brother, milton coming and he used to secretly go back and forth with the students because he met with students from time to time but the press never knew it. he was influential in the eisenhower of fenestration and for example he told us that when eisenhower got the draft about the military-industrial complex she added a congressional and it's there in his own hand but when he gave a speech she dropped congressional and asked his brother why did you do that and then he said it was enough to take on the industry. i couldn't take on the congress, too even though they were the great source of frustration years ago in terms of trying to talk sense into people about the size of the military establishment which is now totally out of control. even though i have a few things to say about obama second term because having been very disappointed by the firs
Feb 18, 2013 9:45am EST
, sometimes pineapple. this was a dinner that churchill served to eisenhower when they planned the invasion of europe. and, of course, caviar. churchill loved caviar. he was thrilled when stalin sent him vats of caviar or when harry hopkins brought caviar back as a gift from the soviet union. churchill ate small portions. when traveling, he had his meals served on his, quote, tummy time, not on the clock's. churchill loved picnics. whatever the place or the weather, even in wartime. there's a wonderful photo in my book showing churchill in a three-piece soup enjoying a picnic tea sitting on a rock by the side of the road. he picnicked with roosevelt at hyde park, he picnicked on the banks of the rhine with his generals and in the north african desert with friends. he established his own picnic rituals, enthusiastically singing old indian army toasts and calling for verses that could only be recited at picnics. much has been said and written about churchill and alcohol, some of it true, most not, some exaggerated. i go into detail in the book about churchill's drinking habits. churc
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am EST
captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] quacks' eisenhower handle crises so well -- >> eisenhower handle crises so well. people think of him as this pleasant man with the winning smile. behind that smile were some icy blue eyes. when eisenhower looked healthy crisis, he looked the big coal lead and made decisions said he did not have the liability and other decisions had that remain emotionally. he was an emotional man, the he did not allow his emotions to control him when big decisions had to be made. >> richard nixon and flex on his time as vice president to white eisenhower -- reflects on his time as vice president to the white eisenhower. dwight eisenhower. remarksdent obama's are from the business council dinner. ♪ >> thank you very much. please. i didn't think they were going to do the music. [laughter] >> andrew, thanks for your introduction and leadership. i want to say hello to everybody, many of you i have known for a very long time and some of you i have met more recently, but let me say at the top what i always like to emphasize when i
Feb 17, 2013 3:00pm EST
. we'll take a look at that but first. >> the trends run mistakable, eisenhower by a landslide with 450 electoral votes. >> you know how tough it is to find this footage? >> after the break, a unique look at 349th president of the united states and his relationship with a future president, richard nixon. in fact, you could call them the original frenemies. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics and cool black and white footage. wears off. been there. tried that. ladybug body milk? no thanks. [ female announcer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin professional repair moisturizes while actually repairing very dry skin. it's so powerful you can skip a day... but light enough you won't want to. dermatologist recommended eucerin. the end of trial and error has arrived. try a free sample at [ male announcer ] we began with the rx. ♪ then we turned the page, creating the rx hybrid. ♪ now we've turned the page again with the rx f sport. ♪ this is the next chapter for the rx and the next chapter for lexus. this is the pursuit of perfection. and the next c
Feb 23, 2013 3:30pm EST
be eisenhower. everyone is familiar with the farewell address of 1961, the one of the 1961 industrial complex. i was a student in 1961 and the president of john hopkins having to be his brother. he met with students from time to time. but the press never known. he was very influential in the eisenhower administration. and he told us that when eisenhower got the draft about the military-industrial complex, it is there in his own hands in the draft of the speech. and he said it was enough to take on military industry even though it was the congress street source of frustration in terms of trying to talk sense to people about the size of the military establishment. which is not totally out of control. even though i have a few things to say about obama second term because having been very disappointed by the first term, i'm somewhat optimistic that he has learned lessons. being as smart as he is and as reasonable as he is and due to what happened in afghanistan and what he experience and terms of the search. i expect different things to happen, but i will get to that in a minut
Feb 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
eisenhower santa maria? gusto neither really fanned. eisenhower's chief of staff of the army when they try to do the restructuring which debuted at successfully. president truman said in a letter and cautious case that the marines have a propaganda that is almost equal to stalin. he has to make a huge public apology announced today they get their special protection in response to truman blowout. >> host: are your marine? >> guest: adjoining i-295 straight out of college. graduate work at yale. is there tonight did duty for five years. i'm incognito at the naval academy until summertime when i get my haircut. >> host: were usurped? >> guest: afghanistan a year ago and also a camp of june in north carolina. >> host: what are some of the tension the marines have at the navy because there's a relationship as mayor? >> guest: i wouldn't say they're are major tensions. you can hide in the path to know how to do too much work in the present. the modern marine corps today is a remarkable success story. the tensions are low. in the 40s they spend a lot of time say we provide the ships cann
Feb 16, 2013 10:00am EST
young soldier, dwight d. eisenhower, found himself again on the road, but this time as a general commanding the allied forces in world war ii. along the pristine freshly built roads of the german autobon. troops and eisenhower took full advantage of the roads built by nazi germany and using them to defeat the axis forces, and the super highway left a lasting impression on the general and one that would grow into the grand plan once he became president. even before the election, he envisioned a national highway system 40 miles long that would be quote as necessary to defense as it is to the national economy and the personal safety. as president, eisenhower set out to gather national support complete with a made-for-tv style campaign ad. >> in this century, america has become a nation on wheels. we ride on wheels to work, to shop, to play, to go about any place we want to go. we depend on wheels to bring us the food we eat and the clothes we wear and the things that we use, but when we depend on wheels, we depend also on highways. >> but of course, as all things in washington tend
Feb 5, 2013 3:00am PST
details on the endearing political relationship between dwight eisenhower and richard nixon. >> that was a straight one, those two. >> yes. our next guest explores the two iconic leaders. >>> also, in the aftermath of the great recession, new data reveals why the baby boomers are shouldering most of the burden during the recovery. we'll talk about that. >>> but first, here -- >> you know what today is? >> it's national weather person's day. >> i think you just made that up to get attention. >> i've seen no evidence elsewhere. >> next you'll tell me it's not national pancake day. >> bill karins will do anything for attention. bill? >> just making up holidays. yes it is national weatherpersons day. we are trumped only by the pancakes. national pancake day. ihop giving away free stacks of pancake. they are asking you to give away a little money for charity when you get your free pancakes. >>> it's a rather quiet day today. we're watching temperatures warming up across many spots. cold in northern new england. kansas city, enjoy it. 25 today until this afternoon, much warmer. up to near 50s. s
Feb 18, 2013 9:45pm EST
really should have eisenhower as leader. the number of army people that we had, it had to be that way. >> thank you very much. [applause] >> booktv is on facebook. like us and interact with our guests and viewers and watch videos and get up-to-date information on events. >> i have been trying to find a new lens and way of setting presidential character. for example, i wrote a book on the first lady about 12 years ago, and i felt it would be important to understand the presidents from a different angle. that is, why not study the person that knew them the best. for example, what possibly could i as a historian contribute to the body of knowledge on lincoln or george washington? pretty much everything that could be written probably has been written. the greatest historians have spent years poring through the letters and the evidence to produce this in the hundreds of books on washington. historians have largely ignored the role of the first lady as they largely ignored the role of mr. singh in shaping the man. in setting the first lady, the first thing that thomas j
Feb 10, 2013 5:30am EST
any risk between roosevelt and churchill when they picked on eisenhower in europe? >> by that time churchill knew what had been equal allies was no longer true and the americans were really should have eisenhower as the leader. by that time it was clear the americans, more production and the number of army people had to the eisenhower and not a british general.
Feb 16, 2013 7:00am EST
dwight david eisenhower? >> no, i didn't. >> some guy in normandy but i just won $75,000. you did, indeed. >> he says who is some guy in normandy but i just won $75,000. he still had a chance of losing if his opponent got it right. and the correct question is dwight d. eisenhower, just so you know. >>> people thought oscar pistorius may have shot his girlfriend thinking she was an intruder, but police say that's not the case. i'm going to talk to jane velez-mitchell about the murder shocking the world next. today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring it online. attention on site, attention on site. now starting unit nine. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. you know who you are. you can part a crowd, without saying a word... if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze... you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts... well muddlers, muddle no more. try zyrtec®. it giv
Feb 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
washington magazine, president obama should learn from president dwight eisenhower. the way to avoid the curse is be like ike. joining me is evan thomas. he wrote "ike's bluff." welcome, so glad you are here. >> hi, alex. >> what is so great about ike? >> he was enormously confident but the confidence to be humble. this is kind of a useful lesson for all of us, but particularly second term presidents. it goes well if you are humble. he learned it growing up and as commander in world war ii. he showed as president, he has a nice modesty and humility to get things done. >> how does that reconcile with a guy who ranks being a five-star general, you have to have an ego to do that. >> sure. he learned how to control it. he used to work for general mcarthur. he was glorious and that. eisenhower learned not to be that way. he said he got ahead by concealing his ambition. he did. it worked for him. >> if these great virtues include patient, confidence but not self-important, how does our current president stack up? >> i think he's a good man, but he can be cocky. he's put upon. he's doing ev
Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
are all taxed at a rate? >> i would go back to the eisenhower rate. you know what eisenhower was taxing people out? 70% to 90%. you want to go back to a rate where there is a supertax on the very rich and millionaires. you want to get rid of the loopholes. look at the capital gains tax of 15%. we are taxing work the barely taxing wealth region but barely tax and wealth. that is the wrong priority. -- we're taxing work but barely taxing wealth. the robin hood taxes an idea whose time has come. radicals light nicholke nicolasy and angela merkel have a tax on currency transactions that would bring in $350 billion a year. some of my heroes are the nurses of this country. national nurses united heal america. tax-loss >>> there are a slew -- tax on wall street. there are a slew of good things that 1%ers are for. >> he is not really offering of a lot. >> he is talking about being taxed less than his assistant. there is a group of patriotic millionaires. it is the belief that you owe backe to a country that has helped to make you what you are. steve jobs -- we had a tough column in the l
Feb 22, 2013 9:00pm EST
president eisenhower had a lot those discussions with john foster dulles, secretary of state, how the united states was world that people would hear about and read about and the fact that there seemed to be a lot of episodes that kept happening, whether as lunching or some kind of discrimination taking place in the country. so the idea was, as eisenhower said he slammed the table is inside those are the facts. the commission has been out, there is a tough problem that people don't want to do anything about it. so they get a report on it goes away. but this commission is supposed to put the facts on top of the table and then its future would depend on what i found out, how aggressive it was and what the public thought about what they were doing. >> said this was initially set up as a temporary commission? just go right it came the year before the little rock crisis. but the ferment going on in the country, it was to defuse part of the christ is an present a better image of the country to the world that if i'm the way they could recommend some solutions, that would be great. >> host: wh
Feb 17, 2013 2:30pm EST
dinner at which president eisenhower was going to speak, they came across an indian woman on a bench outside the banquet hall. pat that she recognized the woman. they continued down the stairs. halfway down, pat remembered the woman in nature has been returned to where the woman was sitting. i spoke with the one men i asked if they had not met previously. when the woman replied they had, passed about her stay in the u.s. and acquired what she was doing in the hallway. the woman explained she was returning to india in a few days and hope to catch a glimpse of the president before she went home. pat then arranged for the woman to be given a seat at the dinner so that she could hear the speech as well as see the president. nixon then left the hall to continue onto previous engagement. i use this story to begin my talk because it exemplifies several key points i wish to make about pat nixon on her public role. more particularly, about her role as foreign diplomat. first, pat met the indian woman during one of her travels a second baby. for pat, the traveling she did it first and second b
Feb 18, 2013 9:00am EST
happy. why? did he come up with dwight david eisenhower? >> no, i didn't. >> you didn't? some guy in normandy but i just won $75,000. you did, indeed. >> leonard cooper, good morning to you, man. >> yeah. the man. >> great answer. how did you know you were going to win, though? >> it wasn't a sure thing. the kid on my far right could have caught me, if he had gotten it right. the kid was 14, i think, a freshman, in ninth grade. he hadn't had u.s. history yet. i didn't think that he was going to get the question about history when i saw the category military guys because even in the turn he hadn't been getting a lot of the military or american history questions. >> wow! sizing up the competition. >> we're going to play our own game of jeopardy right now. >> it's all on you. it's all on him. >> no, it's not. >> yes, it is. >> we didn't rig it like that. which president was the only one to be elected twice but not in a row? was it -- [ buzzer ] >> grover cleveland. >> yeah, it was grover cleveland. yeah. >> very good. >> all right. >> we're doing great so far. >> when you say "we." >
Feb 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
there any risk between roosevelt and churchill when they picked on eisenhower in europe? >> by that time churchill knew what had been equal allies was no longer true and the americans were really should have eisenhower as the leader. by that time it was clear the americans, more production and the number of army people had to the eisenhower and not a british general. thank you very much. [applause] >> you are watching booktv on c-span2, 48 hours of nonfiction authors and books every weekend. >> the best day to be a planner in america was july 9, 2004, when vick jackson, hallie from command lawrence frank came out with a book called urban sprawl and public health. what that book finally did was put some epidemiological need on the sociological bone that planters have been arguing about and said in no uncertain terms the suburbs are killing the sand here is why and cities can save us and here is why. by far the greatest aspect of that epidemic or i should say of our health challenge in america is the obesity epidemic, not that obesity itself is a problem but all the illnesses it leads
Feb 3, 2013 11:30am EST
much more transparent. >> let me ask you about the balance between the so-called what eisenhower calls the military and balance of power between civilian and military control. we talk about the economy and how it's so dependent suddenly on the defense industry. how do you know if we have the right balance? how do you know if it's out of whack? is it out of whack? >> you have to look whether or not there's really a team effort in which the military and civilian workforce are coming together to determine what the policies ought to be and the strategy ought to be. when that's happening and i've had the advantage of that happening during the time i've been secretary, that's the way it ought to work. >> and we're going to take a quick break and be right back with more from defense secretary leon panetta. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was sucha beautifu. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of
Feb 18, 2013 9:00am PST
reconstruction was put through by the eisenhower administration without a single republican voting against it. then when there was a shocking stand-off many little rock, arkansas, when the little rock nine, young people, were not allowed to enter a public high school, eisenhower sent in the 101st airborne. at that moment the republican party was leading the nation from civil rights, and then they made a different term. they decided the south and states rights, which were the votes were to be had. s barely goldwater said you hunt where the ducks are. 1964. we can grab the solid south. from 1968 to 1988 that more or less worked. they found an alienated white majority that was willing to accept a kind of cultural warfare. that's where the whole idea of cultural politics came in and the cultural wars, and what happened is the republicans never abandoned that, and they didn't see a huge demographic shift was happening in the country, and it's not just about african-americans and latinos. as you pointed out, the beginning of the segment, it's gay americans. it's women. >> it's asians. >> it's asian
Feb 2, 2013 11:00am EST
world war ii the great leaders of our time -- truman, eisenhower, marshall, vandenberg, many, many others -- those great leaders with our allies framed, structured the world order. and i think that world order held up amazingly well. impermit, flawed -- imperfect, flawed. all people of the world did not benefit from the great strides for mankind that were achieved during that time, but when you think of what was achieved, the biggest, most senate his to have -- most significant historic advances in every universe, everything, medicine, technology, science, space exploration, technology of every kind, no world war iii. no nuclear exchange. so something worked pretty well. as flawed as that was. and they did something else that was particularly important in that they built coalitions of common interest. and i'm going to come back to that as i wind up my remarks. coalitions of common interest. because what they recognized if we were to, the world, avert another 50 years like the world had been through the first 50 years of the 20th century, then we were going to have to define relatio
Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
think about american presidents. on the cover is a trio of histories on eisenhower and nixen, calvin coolidge, and abraham lincoln. also joining us on set, editor of, joe conason. hi, joe, good to see you. ed's still with us. i love this! >> presidents day! >> that's it, they're all republicans. >> they're all republicans. >> yeah. so it gives you a sense of how the party began and the different directions it went in. you have, you know, the great moderates, eisenhower and nixon. you have calvin coolidge, who sort of reemerged as a hero of small government republicanism, and the giant of american history, abraham lincoln, who essentially created the republican -- >> that's the one book we haven't had either the author -- the author on yet. >> yes, john byrd, a professor of english at brandeis university. spent 26 years on this book. >> oh, my -- okay, we have to have him on! joe reviewed ike and dick, and it's really an incredible look at the relationship between the two men. and joe touches upon what sort of -- how one man was literally at sometimes almost o
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
dates back to 1953 with president eisenhower. live this morning at 8:00 a.m. eastern on c-span two. >> there is no prescription or role model or cookbook for being first lady. if you look back at the lives of martha washington or abigail adams or dolly madison or iesco wilson or eleanor roosevelt or mamie eisenhower, you can see that each woman has defined the in a way that is true to herself. how she can help her husband take care of her family, make her contribution to our nation. quick c-span's new original series, "first ladies," produced with the white house historical association. season one begins february 18 at nine: 00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> if you go to most american history textbooks, if you go back to the textbooks in high school, in your american history textbooks, if you go to the index, you will find no tension of eugenics. if you go to your biology books in high school, you would find no mention of the word "eugenie cs." i looked at a biology book assigned to most classes here. great textbooks. i did not see any mention of eugenics. it is as if because we no l
Feb 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
all of the relevant backs, whether it's on eisenhower, f.d.r., l.b.j. he likes to converse on all of these presidencys. you learn about the mistakes and also the advantages that other presidents had. now, lincoln is loved by barack obama because no matter how badly he might have it with congress, lincoln had it worse. i mean the country just being ripped apart. >> u now, a survey came back saying number one was lincoln, two, washington, three, f.d.r., four, teddy roosevelt, five, truman. now, what do all of these presidents have in common? and what does that tell us about where president obama might ultimately end up? >> all of them have a huge amount of self k69s. they believe in their own gain. you also have to communicate well with the exception of true man, who wasn't that good with media, you know, theodore ro roosevelt was extremely good with cartoonists and novelists and poets. lincoln, writing such eloquent pieces as, you know, the gettysburg address, able to communicate the emotions of the time to the american people. washington was different because he was first: wae wa cam
Feb 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
campaign on our side and the other side. rusher sees that. and 52 he knows eisenhower is that going to be a great champion of conservative causes, probably also new knew eisenhauer cannot be that aggressive in anti-communist, but he wanted to win. well, to keep this reasonably concise, but to finish that thought because it is important, rusher believed that modern republican under dwight eisenhower was president for eight years just wasn't ideological enough, wasn't anti-communist enough at home or abroad. rusher believes there is a communist that within the united states. more and more documentation of that was come out in the last 20 years after the opening of the ex-soviet archives. buckley also, a couple years younger than rusher, all adieu now probably he which came out in 1951 after he graduated from yale. he has to bas and rusher shared that. he was a graduate of princeton prewar and during the war. buckley says gail is insufficiently respectful of religion despite its religious heritage and most elite academia in america. they don't present the free enterprise side
Feb 19, 2013 9:00am EST
eisenhower to carter. and served as the special agent in charge of the washington d.c. field office. the subject of a new biography that traces his path from the north and south and prestigious career. invited him to address high school students a few years ago and that lists the spark that became the book out from the shadow. charles butler t -- maurice butler joins us now. >> yes, indeed. i was educated 35 years in dc public schools. and it was very interesting i was teaching a class in journalism. i wanted our kids to do a black history month issue. so i wanted them to come into contact with african americans who had made contributions but who are alive and maybe somebody people didn't know about. one of my colleagues miss sharon quick said you can interview my father. i said who is your father? she said he was the first black secret service agent in the united states. she brought him in. i said bring him in. and the man just wow ed everybody. >> this was in 2011. this was in 2009. how wonderful to talk to him. >> it was phenomenal. in fact, usually when i bring in people to talk
Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
reporters were in washington. when president eisenhower had his first heart attack after playing 27 holes of golf outside denver in 1955, the press corps was first told it was indigestion. ronald reagan rode horseback at his ranch without any press coverage. in the modern era, president clinton had to be carried to air force one after tearing his achilles tendon at greg norman's house in florida. the traveling press corps, miles away. most americans understand, the presidency is 24/7. presidents deserve time off beyond weekends at camp david. there is also something else at work here, historians say. be prepared to see a different barack obama in the second term compared to the first term. willing to do things that may reflect negatively on him, like playing golf with a controversial figure like tiger woods. >> it's true that if he had played golf with tiger woods during the campaign, it might have been interpreted differently. and anything was fair game or a source of controversy in a campaign. so, of course, he feels more liberated now to do something like that. >> reporter: the white h
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Feb 11, 2013 7:25pm PST
. it was eisenhower's idea. what's next, iran? >> this is the second time iran sent live animals into space. including a mouse, a turtle and a worm into orbit in 2010. >> jon: islamic space mouse, turtle and worm all of which inspired the hit, shia pets. (laughing) i just want to bring your attention to this. there is actually a worm in a space suit. a turtle, a mouse, a monkey and there is a worm just in case... i believe old wormy is what they call him. one slight problem: somehow the monkey who got shot into space wasn't like the monkey who supposedly came back. that can mean only one of two things. either the launch was a dud and iran is covering up its failure or -- and i think this is more likely -- they have secretly built the first all primate orbital cosmetic surgery spa. the monkey gets a nip and tuck. any short-term swelling or bruises when he gets back, he's like i just got back from space. cut me some slack. you know who this will be huge about. the little outpatient procedure. nice. now that's a monkey i'd like to [bleep]. b)%p welcome back. my guest tonight, she is
Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm EST
the eyes of the world are upon you. the correct hour, eisenhower. to the troops of the normandy invasion. watch how leonard cooper gave his answer. >> now we go to leonard cooper. he's looking pretty happy. did he come up with it right? >> you didn't. who is, same guy in normandy, but i just won $75,000. >> smart enough to know to wager only zero dollars. a high school senior to little rock, who plans to use the money on college and a car. >>> and you've heard of a rain delay, but how about a kangaroo delay? this was the scene at the women's australian open. a mop of kangaroos on the fairway. they are eastern gray kangaroos, seven feet tall, tun 20 pounds. they can jump six feet high and run 35 miles per hour. stampedes like this are on the rise in australia because of the drought there, sending the animals into human parks in search of grass and water. >>> and meet the one man in america who is off the hook on this valentine's day. dave honeywell, he and his wife are the winners of a $217 million jackpot, and he bought the winning ticket in that richmond airport on a business t
Feb 18, 2013 5:00am EST
some historic alexandria sites. there will be shuttles running between the eisenhower metro station and the parade route between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. >>> mt row is operating on a saturday schedule. several stations on the orange and blue lines closed for track work. the minnesota avenue and deanwood station rs closed. benning road, capitol heights, morgan boulevard and logan town center are closed. single tracking on the red lines. metro will run extra trains next hour between shady grove and no ma gallaudet. >>> mail delivery, most banks and courts are closed. there's no trash pickup in d.c., montgomery county ort cities of alexandria and fairfax. all liquor stores are closed except for the ones in the district open at the owner's discretion. marc and vre are not operating today. >>> a crime plot out of of the movies where criminals pulled off a multimillion dollar jewelry heist. >>> why your television holds the answer to better behaved children. >>> plus, how would-be entrepreneurs are trying to cash in on the meteorite that lit up the skies over russia. >>> the temperature m
Feb 16, 2013 10:30am PST
"right this minute." i think this guy's job is even cooler. welcome to the "uss dwight d. eisenhower" aircraft carrier. we're riding with frances according to the back of his helmet, piloting an f-18 ef super hornet, just super cool visuals in this 12-minute video. you have a real first-person view of what it's like to fly off an aircraft carrier. you see the pilot here grab on to the holy crap handle. get ready for the catapult to take off and before you know it, boom, off he goes. there's like no room to take off. just like ten feet and then there's water. just skimming across the top of the water and then boom, watch, he's like a rocket. the thing goes straight up in the air. you see the curvature of the earth and then after this, it is just the clinic in awesome flying. i love this part. looks like he calls in to -- for permission to buzz the tower. right past the aircraft carrier. ♪ >> get to see the landing. >> if it looks short taking off, probably looks shorter when you're landing. look at this. no room for error here. you have to nail this one. >> everyone has to be discip
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